A round up of bowls action from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie.
Tuesday midweek pennant was washed out yet again. We have played only one game out of three in the GV Pennant and last week would have been Round One in the Central Bowls District.
Saturday pennant began with Round One in Goulburn Valley. Division One travelled to Shepparton Golf. Seymour played a commendable game winning one against last year’s premiers. A great effort by Lynda Rohde, Ken Malin, Andrew Payne and Alison Hall (skip) for their win. Division Five had a good win at home getting up two rinks to one against Nagambie. Congratulations go to Mark Law on his first win as skipper.
Wednesday the jackpot triples was played on the grass green, the winners being Barney Fitzsimmons, Ken Malin and Rob Baldwin with +18.
Members are reminded that social bowls will begin on Thursday at 1
Seymour also hosted the State Over 60s Singles on the front green. Luckily the games were finished before a downpour late in the afternoon.
Today the finals will be played. Robert Brown (VRI) v Ian Ridd (Seymour) and Trevor Young (Kilmore) v Jim Bruce (Broadford) in the morning. Winners to play off in the final. In the womens finals Denise Hogan v Linda Brown and Gail Krzciuk v Lynda Rohde. Winners to play off.
On Sunday the State Fours were played at Broadford. Two Seymour womens teams played off for the title — the winner being Sylvia Love, Lyn Meek, Jenny Kreemers, Denise Hogan (skip) defeating Lois White, Dot Dillon, Gail Krzciuk, Wilma Atkins (skip). On the mens side, there were no Seymour entries — Seymour VRI team will play Alexandra on Sunday at Broadford.
Pennant season began on Saturday with a new experience for Seymour VRI Bowling Club entering the Goulburn Valley District Division Five competition with the first game being played at the VRI green against Euroa.
On a warm and perfect day for bowls three rinks were selected in the historic inaugural game and after a slow start and expected hesitancy all rinks overcame their nervousness and finished with good wins.
The overall win of 38 shots was a great result and the visiting Euroa team were impressed with the facilities and hospitality from the Seymour VRI Bowling Club.
Alan Dixon’s rink after three scoreless ends, took control of the game winning the next five ends to continue their lead for the remainder of the game, winning by 16 shots.
Kelvin Towt’s rink after a slow start finally took the lead at the 11th end after scoring two fives, then continued scoring at regular intervals for a 15-shot win.
David Emmerson’s rink, competitive for most of the game, were only two shots up at the 20th end, then scored six shots on the next end with another four shots and held their lead for a seven-shot win.
Saturday the team travels to Stanhope for their first game on a Goulburn Valley green with an unknown reputation: it is hoped the team returns with a win.
The Central Bowls Division teams begin their pennant competition on October 19.
Twilight bowls will begin on Tuesday for all interested players to have some social games. These games will be regular on a Tuesday night — watch for details on the club noticeboard.
— Two Hats
GV BOWLSDIVISION ONEShepp Golf 16-125 d Seymour 2-75
C. Power 23 lt A. Hall 25, Rick Orchard 42 d D. Aitkens 13 M. Robertson 36 d M. Hammond 18, J. Hallam 24 d R. Baldwin 19.DIVISION TWONagambie 18-102 d Hill Top 0-69
D. Nichols 28 d K . Parks 15, R. Page 28 d B. Ibbott 16, D. Fothergill 23 d N. Mulcahy 19, P. Nichols 23 d T. Deane 19.DIVISION THREEAvenel 16-111 d Euroa 2-76
N. Slater 24 d G. Williams 19, D. Furletti 46 d W. O’Connor 9, K. Willox 15 lt R. Whitelaw 27, A. White 26 d G. Redshaw 21.DIVISION FIVESeymour 14-77 d Nagambie 2-70
D. Boyd 23 d M. Fothergill 18, M. Law 27 d K. Hollands 21, N. Harris 27 lt G. Page 31.Seymour VRI 16-96 d Euroa 0-58
A. Dixon 32 d N. Boz 16, K. Toust 33 d M. Steen 18, D. Emmerson 31 d K. Gaffney 24.DIVISION SIXDookie 0-44 lt Avenel 14-54
E. Cheyne 24 lt R. Lloyd 26, B. Dohnt 29 lt Maureen 28.
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